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The heritage Craft of Thikri Art will leave you bemused with its rich artistry

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Are you aware of the Thikri Art, which, in modern times, is also called as the mirror inlay or glass mosaic which has been adorning the walls and ceilings of plush palaces of colourful Rajasthan?

If not, you should visit the pristine palaces of royal state which will definitely leave you surprised  and stunned with rich artistry basking under the glory of heritage craft bespeaking the rich stories of handcrafted legacy which is around over 400 years old but is being kept alive with the adept hands of artisans engaged in this ancient technique.

These artisans are people who are skilled in the art of inlaying hand cut pieces of mirrors using diamond scalpels to make perfect shapes which are then arranged into ceiling and walls’ frescoes. They form the beautiful and amazing geometric mirrored mosaic patterns which is finally named as the “thikri” art.

A peek inside the gorgeous mirror mosaic-ed walls of Amer Fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Considered as the treasure trove of Indian art and craft, Thikri art bespeaks a story of a beautifully detailed example of colorful glass inlay work, which comes equipped with a rich and regal design that becomes alive on palace walls.

Since ages, this traditional art form from Rajasthan has been beautifying and adorning the walls, ceilings and niches of a house and even panels, tiles and furniture.

In fact, many landmark palaces and heritage kothis of Rajasthan including the famous Amer Fort and Jaipur’s City Palace, stand as a testimony to this heritage art form.

The ancient art comes as a rich legacy, which has  been transferred from generations to generations to keep it alive in modern times.

Thikri  art can also be termed as an eternal artistic technique from the bygone era, which uses hand blown glass pieces on a powdered limestone base for creating intricate geometric mirror patterns.

These art pieces are studded with meticulous attention and skilled craftsmanship, to add a tinge of an unworldly charm to them which make them highly decorative.

Wanna see the regalia and opulence of Thikri art? Plan a visit to Rajasthan and you shall get a chance to watch the sumptuous lifestyle of the Rajput royalty in medieval times.

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